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James 1 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Testing Your Faith

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[fn]James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

To the twelve tribes who are in the Dispersion: Greetings.

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Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various [fn]trials,

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:3 - knowing that the testing of your faith brings about perseverance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:4 - And let perseverance have its perfect work, so that you may be [fn]perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
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But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and [fn]without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:6 - But he must ask in faith, doubting nothing, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:7 - For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:8 - being a [fn]double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
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But the [fn]brother of humble circumstances is to boast in his high position;

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:10 - and the rich man is to boast in his humiliation, because like [fn]flowering grass he will pass away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:11 - For the sun rises with [fn]a scorching heat and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.
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Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has [fn]been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:13 - Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted [fn]by God”; for God cannot be tempted [fn]by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:14 - But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:15 - Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully matured, it brings forth death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:16 - Do not be [fn]deceived, my beloved brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:17 - Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or [fn]shifting shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:18 - In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be [fn]a kind of first fruits [fn]among His creatures.

Doers of the Word

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[fn]Know this, my beloved brothers. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:20 - for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:21 - Therefore, laying aside all filthiness and all [fn]that remains of wickedness, in gentleness receive the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:22 - But become doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:23 - For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his [fn]natural face in a mirror;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:24 - for once he looked at himself and has gone away, [fn]he immediately forgot what kind of person he was.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:25 - But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of freedom, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in [fn]what he does.
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If anyone thinks himself to be religious while not [fn]bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:27 - Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained [fn]by the world.
LSB Footnotes
Or Jacob; James is the Eng form of Jacob
Or temptations
Or mature
Lit does not reproach
Or doubting, hesitating
Church member
Lit the flower of the grass
Lit the
Or passed the test
Lit from
Lit of evil things
Or misled
Lit shadow of turning
Or a certain first fruits
Lit of
Or This you know
Lit abundance of malice
Or nature; lit the face of his birth
Lit and he
Lit his doing
Or controlling
Lit from

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